The Republican Party is headed for oblivion. It no longer is relevant in today's pluralistic, multicultural America. On social issues like women's reproductive rights, same-sex marriage, and immigration, Republicans are stuck in an inextricable rut on the wrong side of history. Obama's reelection dramatically exposed this. The Conservative Right no longer appeals to the great majority of Hispanics, Blacks, women, college students, and the working, middle-class. These Americans have come to realize that the GOP carries water for the Corporatists, Wall Street, and the Christian fundamentalists and evangelicals.
More and more Americans are rising up in anger because of the widening gulf between the rich and everyone else. The Republican response is to keep doubling down in their support for lower taxes on those whose wealth has accumulated exponentially over the last 30 years while the wages of ordinary people have hardly budged.
Republicans are opposed to raising the minimum wage, opposed to universal health care, opposed to protecting the environment, opposed to labor unions.
What are they for? No tax increases for the top 1%. Little or no regulations of the market place. No Glass-Steagall(separation of commercial from investment banking). Out-sourcing American jobs. Off-shore corporations and bank accounts. Voucherizing Social Security, Medicare. Privatizing mail service. Suppressing minority voting. No term limits. No campaign finance reform. Teaching creationism as science. Denying climate change. Gerrymandering Congressional districts. The Defense of Marriage Act. A parenthood amendment that would define human life as beginning at conception. Transvaginal ultrasound probes.
These are not positions. These are death rattles.
Coming soon to a local theater: "The Last Days of the Republican Party" starring Greg Kinnear as Speaker John Boehner.
A real tearjerker. Bring your hankerchief.
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